Aug 142010

Yeah, that’s pretty much what I’m still doing, just plugging away on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, just like I have been most of the week. I wish I had something new and exciting to tell you about, but you probably wouldn’t find the details of adding paper to my HP laser printer or running spell check on a draft of an article all that thrilling, so I’ll spare you the details.

Yesterday afternoon I got away from my desk long enough to stop in at Heartland Recreational Vehicles for a quick visit with Director of Sales Coley Brady to work out the details of a factory tour for folks attending our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally. We have such a busy schedule of seminars during the rally that we couldn’t find the time for the tour until Friday morning, after the rally officially ends.

Anybody who wants to take the tour can meet in the main vendor room at 9:30 a.m., and a representative from the factory will lead a caravan the couple of miles from Elkhart Campground to the factory. Even if you’re not in the market for a new RV, it’s always interesting to see how the different companies build them. We learn something new with every factory tour we take. Elkhart Campground has plenty of room if you want to stay around for the tour, and maybe hang out with all of us who will still be here for the weekend.

Later in the afternoon, we went to Ryan’s Buffet, another favorite restaurant of ours, for dinner with Greg and Jan. The food was good, and the conversation with our friends was fun and interesting, as always.

I am going to take a break for a little while today, to go to the gun show in Shipshewana with Greg, and drool over all of the big boy toys we can’t afford and have no room for anyway.

While we’re doing that, Jan and Miss Terry are going to have some girl time and check out the big American Countryside Market. We were sad to learn that this big indoor bazaar, which features Amish foods and crafts, will be closing its doors in early September, and that its future is unknown. We always enjoyed browsing all of the vendor stalls and admiring everything on sale there.

I think parking everybody who will be coming in for our rally is going to be pretty easy, since a good number of the people who registered for the rally are already here, and more are coming in every day. Several people have stopped by to say hello, and while I haven’t have much time to visit, I’m looking forward to getting the paper done so we can get out and have some fun.

I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel; by last night I had 25 of 36 pages of the new issue finished, and I’ll wrap it up by Monday, giving Miss Terry plenty of time to proof it, and to get it to our printer on Tuesday.

I’m not the only one working hard. Bad Nick posted a new Bad Nick Blog titled You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me! Check it out and leave a comment.

Thought For The Day – Good parenting is only gained by experience, and therefore only available to grandchildren.

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Nick Russell

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  2 Responses to “Plugging Away, Part 2”

  1. We too are saddened by the news of the closing of American Countryside Market. When in the area, we always made it a point to stop in for one of their delicious lunches, buy bread, jam, etc. and marvel at the structure itself which is build with pegs (no nails or screws!) in the Amish tradition. I would urge anyone who hasn’t been there to make a special effort to visit before it is no more! This is such a shame…

  2. Nick,

    Catching up on your blog and remembering OUR trip to Ryans. I’m glad to hear your experience was much better this time.
    I agree that it’s sad that the Farmers Market is closing but more than that is the fact that, with all the people out of work here, they announced (front page news) last year that they would be providing 400 construction jobs and many other jobs after the work was done on the “expansion” only to now close up everything saying it was losing money. Just like the electric car plant they get peoples hopes up that there will be jobs created, bring Obama here, call all the reporters and then slink away in the night when it falls through. They should have the same coverage for the closing as they do for the “idea there might be work” that never really happens. JMHO
    The news on the closing was a 15 second blurb which is why many people don’t know about it until they go there.

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